Two-Year Extended LL.M.


				

				
				
  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: August
  • Tuition Fee: $114,572.00 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: Business Law ; Resolution; Entertainment and Media Law

Program Overview

Our 2 Year Extended Master of Laws (LL.M.) program allows students to spend one year learning about the U.S. legal system and mastering legal English prior to enrolling in our LL.M. program. During the first year, students will receive academic training in legal reading and comprehension skills, case briefing skills, legal analysis, and synthesis skills in the U.S. common law system. Students will also enroll in English courses at USC's American Language Institute (ALI) to help improve their oral English skills, as well as their legal writing. Upon successful completion of the first year, students will receive a Certificate in U.S. Legal Studies, and will be enrolled in our LL.M. program.

 

Students of our 2 Year Extended LL.M. program will benefit from small, personalized classes during their first year, so they have the opportunity to acclimate to law school at USC, and living in the U.S. In addition, our office of Graduate and International Programs (G&IP) provides end-to-end service from admissions to orientation and registration for your classes. You will see that life in Los Angeles can be a lot of fun! We host many social events that bring our student community of LL.M., M.C.L. and J.D. students together throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to attend many academic and social events in both your first and second year at USC.

 

Certificate Programs

Students do not need to select a certificate path prior to enrolling in the LL.M. program; students may elect to pursue a certificate during the fall registration period, which takes place during the summer before fall classes begin. Their coursework will be tailored based on the certificate requirements listed below. Graduates who have earned both an LL.M. degree and a certificate in Business Law, Entertainment Law, or ADR Law are able to market their specialized degree to employers in these fields. USC Law certificates provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to be top-notch business, entertainment, or ADR lawyers.

 

Students may elect to pursue a certificate during the fall registration period, which takes place during the summer before fall classes begin. Their coursework will be tailored based on the certificate requirements listed below. Graduates who have earned both an LL.M. degree and a certificate in Business Law, Entertainment Law, or ADR Law are able to market their specialized degree to employers in these fields. USC Law certificates provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to be top-notch business, entertainment, or ADR lawyers.

 

Admissions Information

To qualify for admission to our Two Year Extended Master of Laws program at USC Gould School of Law, applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of our LL.M. program and must have earned their first law degree (LL.B. or the equivalent) outside of the United States. Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in another major outside of law will still be considered, provided that they can provide evidence of their recent legal work experience. Admission is highly selective and those admitted will have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. While we prefer some work experience for admissions to our LL.M. Program, such experience is not required for admission to this program. Our program does not require the LSAT exam; however, we do require the TOEFL or IELTS exam. As we understand that applicants of this program are interested in further developing their English skills, we do not have a minimum score for the TOEFL or IELTS exams.

 

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